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How to Attract Butterflies: 17 Tips (2020 Guide)

How to Attract Butterflies: 17 Tips (2020 Guide)

How do you attract butterflies to your yard?   I have been pondering this question recently after visiting my grandparents. They have managed to create an incredible pollinator garden in their backyard, full of beautiful flowers that bloom throughout the whole summer.   One of their favorite activities is watching butterflies flutter around their yard.   My grandpa has even built a small, screened house […]

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34 Host Plants For Butterflies & Caterpillars (New Guide)

34 Host Plants For Butterflies & Caterpillars (New Guide)

FLOWERS get all the attention when it comes to attracting butterflies!   With their bright, beautiful, nectar-filled blooms, it’s easy to see why gardeners love providing flowers to encourage butterflies to visit their backyards. *CLICK HERE to skip directly to the list of butterfly host plants!* But I want you to stop and think about the butterfly life cycle:   As you can see, there […]

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21 Most Common Feeder Birds in Europe (ID Guide!)

21 Most Common Feeder Birds in Europe (ID Guide!)

Ever since starting the live cameras in my backyard in Ohio, I have always felt comfortable helping viewers identify birds they have never seen before. From Northern Cardinals to Blue Jays to Downy Woodpeckers, I have a lot of confidence in helping with any identification question.   But then we added a live bird feeder camera from Germany to the site.   And then another […]

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26 Penguin Facts That Will Make You Waddle With Joy! [2019]

26 Penguin Facts That Will Make You Waddle With Joy! [2019]

Do you know what penguins like to eat for lunch?   Ice-burgers!   I know, I know, I’m pretty funny. But don’t worry, the rest of this article is full of TRUE penguin facts. 🙂   These flightless birds are incredibly interesting, and it’s no wonder they are so popular all over the globe! There is a lot of remarkable penguin knowledge that we are […]

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Bee Houses 101: Where to buy and how to use them! [2019]

Bee Houses 101: Where to buy and how to use them! [2019]

Bee houses seem to be showing up everywhere!     For example, just in the last month, I have seen bee houses for sale at a local hardware store, a giant homemade structure at the park, and there were even a few small bee houses in a pollinator garden at a playground I take my kids to!   I was intrigued about purchasing and setting […]

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What do hummingbirds eat? (It’s not just nectar!)

What do hummingbirds eat? (It’s not just nectar!)

What do hummingbirds eat?   Wanting to know the foods that hummingbirds consume is a common question for anyone that enjoys watching these winged beauties.   I have often wondered how hummingbirds get nutrition, mainly since I have only observed them eating nectar (Food #1 below!) from the flowers in my backyard. RELATED: 28 Common Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds (Native, Easy To Grow)   Today, […]

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22 PROVEN Flowers That Attract BEES! [2019 Guide]

22 PROVEN Flowers That Attract BEES! [2019 Guide]

“Wait, you want me to ATTRACT bees?“ The first time I heard that people actually want bees in their backyard I thought they were a bit crazy!   It seemed like I was just asking to get stung, or worse, one of my small children getting hurt and never wanting to go outside again! Quick Links! The 22 Best Flowers For Bees 4 Tips for […]

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17 Best Drones For ANY Situation! [Pro’s, Kids, & Beginners]

17 Best Drones For ANY Situation! [Pro’s, Kids, & Beginners]

When you began shopping for a new drone, I’m guessing you probably Googled the following term:   “What are the best drones?“ But from there, you probably got frustrated when you realized how many drones are available to purchase. The incredible amount of variety is overwhelming!   Seriously, there are drones suited for everyone from kids to professionals to hobbyists to beginners. You can buy […]

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15 FUN & INTERESTING Facts About Owls! (2019)

15 FUN & INTERESTING Facts About Owls! (2019)

Whoooooooo doesn’t love owls?!   See what I did there?   Owls are intriguing creatures that easily capture the interest and attention of everyone, including kids and non-birders. These mysterious and wise-looking birds are unique and have many secrets that most people don’t know!   Today, you will learn 15 facts about owls that will make your head spin! Owl Head Turn GIF from Owl […]

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15 FUN & INTERESTING Facts about Blue Jays! [2019]

15 FUN & INTERESTING Facts about Blue Jays! [2019]

Blue Jays are one of the most recognizable birds in North America!   You don’t need to be an expert to identify these colorful, loud, intelligent birds.   But guess what?   There is a lot more to know about Blue Jays than blue feathers and a boisterous personality!   Today, you are going to learn 15 fun facts about Blue Jays! RELATED: How To Attract […]

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Feeding Birds 101: Everything You NEED To Get Started Today!

Feeding Birds 101: Everything You NEED To Get Started Today!

So you want to start feeding birds?   I couldn’t be happier and more excited for you!   Feeding wild birds is one of the MOST rewarding activities you can do in your backyard. Not only is the hobby beneficial for birds, but it provides many benefits for humans! Table of Contents: The 3 Items You MUST HAVE For Feeding Birds 10 Additional Tips for […]

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20 PROVEN Plants That Attract Butterflies [2019 Guide]

20 PROVEN Plants That Attract Butterflies [2019 Guide]

So you are looking for plants that attract butterflies?   Well, you are not alone!   Butterfly gardening – the art of planting flowers and plants to entice butterflies into your yard – is rapidly growing in popularity. *Skip directly to the 20 featured butterfly plants!* Most gardeners have realized these winged beauties not only play an important role in pollinating other plants, but they […]

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12 BEST Drones With a CAMERA! (ALL Price Ranges, 2019)

12 BEST Drones With a CAMERA! (ALL Price Ranges, 2019)

So you want a camera drone that takes incredible video & pictures?   Well, you have come to the right place!   Today, I am going to recommend 12 drones that are fun to fly, affordable, AND include a camera.   But before we begin, here are two things you should know about my list:   #1: The camera drones below are organized by cost. […]

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TOP Drones For Kids! [12 Affordable Options For ALL Ages]

TOP Drones For Kids! [12 Affordable Options For ALL Ages]

“What are the best drones to buy for kids?“   I was pondering the above question as I watched my 7-year old nephew operate my new drone. Incredibly, he was able to pick up the remote controller, turn the drone on, and fly much better than I initially could. Talk about feeling old! 🙂   Because of his enthusiasm and interest towards my drone, I […]

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The 8 BEST Binoculars To Take On a Safari! [2019]

The 8 BEST Binoculars To Take On a Safari! [2019]

Are you going on an African safari?   First, I want to say CONGRATULATIONs. You must be extremely excited! Taking a safari and looking for nature’s most spectacular wildlife is on almost everyone’s bucket list.   Second, I’m sure you are thinking about the gear you need to pack! *Table of Contents: The BEST Safari Binoculars* Gold Class: Over $1,500 (2 binoculars) Silver Class: $500 […]

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The BEST Squirrel Baffles For ANY Situation (11 Ideas!)

The BEST Squirrel Baffles For ANY Situation (11 Ideas!)

Preventing squirrels from climbing onto your bird feeders is the BIGGEST problem that most bird feeding hobbyists encounter in their backyard! And while many strategies can help, one of the best ways to stop these acrobatic and persistent rodents is to use a squirrel baffle to make sure they can’t climb up your bird feeder pole (or jump down from above!). RELATED: 7 Effective Ways To […]

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20 FUN & INTERESTING Facts About Cardinals (2019)

20 FUN & INTERESTING Facts About Cardinals (2019)

The Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is one of the most familiar and easily recognizable birds in North America!   And it’s easy to see why!   Cardinals have an incredible combination of being easy to see in your backyard AND breathtaking plumage. In my opinion, the Northern Cardinal can be credited with drawing more people into the hobby of bird feeding and birding than any […]

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Bluebird Houses: The Definitive Guide (7 FREE Plans!)

Bluebird Houses: The Definitive Guide (7 FREE Plans!)

So you want a bluebird house in your backyard?   Well, you have come to the right place.   In this post, I have included everything you need to know about getting started with bluebird houses: (Click the hyperlinked text below to skip to that specific section!)   7 Free Bluebird House Plans Easy DIY Videos/PDF’s you can build yourself! Learn the seven features that […]

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How To Attract Bluebirds: 6 Proven Tips (2019)

How To Attract Bluebirds: 6 Proven Tips (2019)

Almost anywhere you live in North America; you have the opportunity to attract bluebirds.   And seriously, why would you not want these beautiful birds in your backyard?   Personally, I think there is nothing more beautiful than seeing a bluebird in the snow. The incredible contrast of colors always stops me in my tracks to watch.   And I’m also reminded of bluebirds every […]

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8 BEST Drones For Beginners To Try! [DEFINITIVE GUIDE, 2019]

8 BEST Drones For Beginners To Try! [DEFINITIVE GUIDE, 2019]

I have been contemplating buying a drone.   The main reason is that I want the ability to take incredible videos and photos of landscapes and wildlife.   And let’s be honest, they look incredibly fun to fly!   It was recommended to me that before spending a significant amount of money on a pricey drone that has lots of features, I should buy something […]

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